Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey’s announcement of an unusual special election was immediately criticized for costing the state $24 million and for setting up a schedule that was likely to confuse the voting public.
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, a conservative firebrand and a favorite of tea party Republicans, said she wouldn’t run for another term.
Massachusetts GOP Senate nominee Gabriel Gomez called Democratic Rep. Ed Markey’s campaign against him dirty and low Friday, saying the congressman was pond scum for thetactics he’s using to sway voters ahead of the June 25 special election.
The GOP’s newest opposition-research group has found its first target: Terry McAuliffe. America Rising PAC, a group devoted to researching Democratic candidates, will look to make its mark on the 2013 and 2014 election cycles, supplying the Republican Party’s answer to the Democratic research-only super PAC, American Bridge.
Sen. Thad Cochran hasn’t made up his mind yet whether he’s going to run for a seventh term, and apparently won’t until perhaps the last minute.
Georgia Republicans made it clear last weekend at their state convention that the party is remaining strongly conservative as it prepares for the re-election of Gov. Nathan Deal and begins to choose a nominee to succeed outgoing Sen. Saxby Chambliss.
Sens. Al Franken and Roger Wicker say we need a strong SEC to make sure credit ratings fraud doesn’t bring down the economy again.